Sight Loss Councils and Lime – Parking etiquette video transcript
London Sight Loss Council member, Leanne, is standing on a pavement with her Guide Dog Dixie. She is wearing a pale blue Sight Loss Council t-shirt and it is a sunny day. She is standing next to an e-bike parking bay as she addresses the camera. As the video progresses, Leanne begins to walk alongside the parking bay as she continues to talk to the camera.
As the narrator speaks, text on the screen reads: “In this clip you can see a girl riding an electric Lime bike down a cycle lane in London where she proceeds to drive it up a drop curb and leave it there, blocking accessibility to the tactile paving. The girl then returns to the bike and walks it to a designated parking bay where it will not obstruct the pavement.”
The video ends showing people walking down the pavement alongside the parking bay, before turning to Dixie who is laying in the sun, ending with a black screen with the the Lime website address shown in white writing.
Leanne: Hi, my name is Leanne and I am here today from the London Sight Loss Council, working with Lime to talking about how you can help make the streets safe for everyone! And this little lady down here is my guide dog Dixie!
Now, if you’re watching this video, it’s pretty likely that you’ve ridden a Lime e-bike before, and are familiar with the dockless system we have here in London.
And while they’re a great way to whizz off to work, to the post office, or to meet friends, the way you park your bike might negatively impact people who are blind and partially sighted like me, who need the pavement for safety, and for guidance.
Narrator: In this clip you can see a girl riding an electric Lime bike down a cycle lane in London where she proceeds to drive it up a drop curb and leave it there, blocking accessibility to the tactile paving. The girl then returns to the bike and walks it to a designated parking bay where it will not obstruct the pavement.
Leanne: That’s much better!
Narrator: Responsible parking is an important part of making sure that our service works for everyone who shares our streets. You should never leave your e-bike or scooter in a way that obstructs the pavement or could create an access issue for pedestrians or people with access needs.
Each Borough has different parking rules, so If you’re unsure where you can safely and appropriately park your bike, check out our website www.li.me/en-gb for all the info.